Author: Lucy Gordon, Carole Mortimer, Melanie Milburne
L’héritier des Rinucci, Lucy Gordon Venue jusqu’à Naples pour rencontrer Ruggiero Rinucci, l’ancien amant de sa cousine aujourd’hui disparue, Polly ne peut s’empêcher de ressentir une légère appréhension... et pour cause ! Elle doit lui annoncer une nouvelle qui menace de mettre en péril son existence de play-boy : il est le père d’un petit garçon de deux ans... Un impensable aveu, Carole Mortimer Lorsqu’elle croise le regard de Gabriel Danti, qu’elle n’a pas vu depuis cinq ans, Bella sent son cœur s’affoler. Comment ne serait-elle pas déstabilisée en retrouvant l’homme dans les bras duquel elle s’est autrefois abandonnée, mais qui s’est servi d’elle ? Et, surtout, comment ne serait-elle pas paniquée à l’idée qu’il puisse découvrir son secret ? Un secret nommé Emily, Melanie Milburne Damon Latousakis ! Quand elle apprend que celui qui l’a humiliée quatre ans plus tôt est le principal mécène de l’exposition qu’elle organise, Charlotte sent le sol se dérober sous ses pieds. Va-t-elle vraiment devoir travailler avec cet homme qui lui est odieux ? Mais il y a pire... Dans ces conditions, comment pourra-t-elle lui cacher qu’elle a eu un enfant de lui ?
"When Jasmine Connolly's third engagement is broken off, she decides to make her man jealous by enlisting the help of her enemy, playboy Jake Ravensdale! Jasmine may never have forgiven him for his rejection years ago, but the heartless lothario is the perfect candidate for her plan."--Amazon.com.
The Virgin's Price
Author: Melanie Milburne
Australian millionaire Bryn Dwyer was looking for a wife—quickly, conveniently and temporarily. But not one of the empty-headed bimbos he usually had adorning his arm. Hotheaded Mia Forrester promised much more…. Bryn was offering a large amount of money, which Mia seemed happy to accept. But he was unaware of the very good reason she had for accepting his proposal—and his cash. He was also about to discover that he'd employed a virgin to be his new bride!
Love isn't on her agenda... Olympia Lincoln is so relieved when her new assistant shows up, she sets him to work immediately. What she doesn't realize is that he is none other than Primo Rinucci, her new Italian boss! But he has other ideas! Primo can't resist playing along with the harmless deception. After all, this way he can get really close to the beautiful and attractive Olympia. But Olympia has been betrayed before, so when she discovers the truth will she ever be able to trust him again?
Author: Rebecca Winters
Two months ago Irena and Vincenzo spent a heady week together. Their connection was instant, deep, strong. Yet it could never last—she was destined to marry another. Now Irena is pregnant and alone. Vincenzo has never forgotten Irena. When he hears of her plight he takes control the only way he knows how—by offering marriage! Life in Vincenzo's Mediterranean palazzo seems idyllic—but Vincenzo is about to discover that the tiny baby inside Irena belongs to him….
Lost during a vacation in Italy, Erin meets an astonishingly handsome man riding his black horse. The two fall in love instantly, and they marry after only 5 days. She only knows him as Francesco, but he is, in fact, Europe's wealthiest banker! The dramatic changes in her life leave Erin confused, and she ends up accusing her husband of infidelity. Francesco is of no help as he refuses to console her, and their marriage slowly deteriorates...
Brooding Italian Drago di Luca and reserved lawyer Alysa Dennis are brought together by a shocking, shared betrayal—their late partners had been having an affair! But against all the odds, they strike an unlikely friendship, and forbidden awareness simmers…. Alysa's calm facade hides a painful secret that haunts her every time she looks into the soulful eyes of Drago's motherless child. As the attraction builds between them, Christmas approaches with the promise of a new start. Can the healing miracle of love, and the joy of the season, make them a family?
Men like Marc Castellano don't forgive. They get revenge… Five years ago, Ava McGuire married Marc's business rival, causing a high-profile scandal. But no one knows that Ava was forced to say "I do." Now a widow, she's left with nothing but crippling debts and another scandalous proposition. Marc is going to have Ava right where he wants her...not with a ring on her finger, not even in the palm of his hand. But in his bed for as long as he desires….
The Alvares Bride
Author: Sandra Marton
No one knew who was the father of Carin's baby. She'd kept her secret for the entire pregnancy. But during the birth, she called out a name--Raphael Alvares! The powerful Brazilian millionaire rushed to Carin's bedside. But had Rafe come because pride forced him to give the baby his name? Or was it because the one passionate night they'd shared had left him longing to make Carin his bride?
Swept into the Italian's arms… Independent and strong-willed, Celia Ryland never lets her blindness affect the way she lives her life—she thrives on feeling free! Gorgeous Italian Francesco Rinucci has never met a woman with such a zest for life—he loves everything about Celia. But he finds himself wanting to wrap her in cotton wool to protect his precious English rose from all that's dangerous in the world…. And although Celia is falling fast for passionate Francesco, she needs to show him that truly loving someone means letting them be free….
Sex, Lies and the CEO
Author: Barbara Dunlop
Seducing the boss is the best way to uncover the truth in this story from USA TODAY bestselling author Barbara Dunlop After his ex writes a tell-all book, CEO Shane Colborn is battling a PR nightmare. The last thing he needs is an affair with another woman, especially one who works for him. But Darci Rivers proves impossible to resist. Their passion is intense, but so is Darci's secret. She's out to discover a truth that could redeem her father's legacy—and destroy Shane's company, taking him down with it. Will she do what she's come to do…and risk the once-in-a-lifetime connection she's found with her boss?
The secret heiress is back…with a little secret that changes everything As the long-lost heiress in a notoriously scandalous family, Meg Lathem has always kept her distance. But now her daughter needs lifesaving surgery, so Meg asks for support—either from the child's unscrupulous father, Grant Sheppard, or the dreaded Cains themselves. Grant had an agenda when he first bedded Meg—revenge against her birth father. But now, confronted by news that he's a daddy himself, Grant finds his feelings for Meg run deep. Can he convince Meg he's there for her this time, and protect her from the Cain legacy even as she claims it?
Chicago in the Age of Capital
Author: John B. Jentz, Richard Schneirov
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
In this sweeping interpretive history of mid-nineteenth-century Chicago, historians John B. Jentz and Richard Schneirov boldly trace the evolution of a modern social order. Combining a mastery of historical and political detail with a sophisticated theoretical frame, Jentz and Schneirov examine the dramatic capitalist transition in Chicago during the critical decades from the 1850s through the 1870s, a period that saw the rise of a permanent wage worker class and the formation of an industrial upper class. Jentz and Schneirov demonstrate how a new political economy, based on wage labor and capital accumulation in manufacturing, superseded an older mercantile economy that relied on speculative trading and artisan production. The city's leading business interests were unable to stabilize their new system without the participation of the new working class, a German and Irish ethnic mix that included radical ideas transplanted from Europe. Jentz and Schneirov examine how debates over slave labor were transformed into debates over free labor as the city's wage-earning working class developed a distinctive culture and politics. The new social movements that arose in this era--labor, socialism, urban populism, businessmen's municipal reform, Protestant revivalism, and women's activism--constituted the substance of a new post-bellum democratic politics that took shape in the 1860s and '70s. When the Depression of 1873 brought increased crime and financial panic, Chicago's new upper class developed municipal reform in an attempt to reassert its leadership. Setting local detail against a national canvas of partisan ideology and the seismic structural shifts of Reconstruction, Chicago in the Age of Capital vividly depicts the upheavals integral to building capitalism.
A comprehensive reference for property owners who house several horses as well as riders who are renting stable space identifies eco-friendly alternatives for horse care, providing coverage of such topics as green barn materials, toxin-free feeds, and earth-supporting trail-riding etiquette.
To Woo a Wife
Author: Carole Mortimer
Jarrett, Jonathan and Jordan Hunter are Bachelor Brothers Some men are meant to marry! Jarrett. The oldest Hunter brother—he's dark, handsome and impossibly rich. He's never fallen in love, until he meets Abbie Sutherland. He intended to buy out her chain of hotels…and now his prize is her. Abbie is beautiful, sexy—utterly desirable. But she is also a young widow wary of emotional and physical involvement. For Jarrett, always a winner in the boardroom and the bedroom, this is the ultimate challenge. Wealth and seduction are not enough for Abbie—she needs to be wooed!